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Latina wife, mother and Chicago police officer still searching for bone marrow donor

Latina wife, mother and Chicago police officer still searching for bone marrow donor

By Mayra Elisa Buitron Extra! Chicago Police Officer Blanca Magallon, wife and mother of four, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier in July. She’s currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and is looking for a bone marrow donor that could potentially save her life. Earlier in the summer,

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Commissioner Garcia to run for Chicago mayor could be first Latino mayor of Windy City

By Alex Hernandez Extra CHICAGO — Monday night Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García announced his candidacy for mayor of Chicago. “Since [Chicago Teachers Union President] Karen Lewis took ill and was unable to make a run for mayor I began getting a rash of calls from all parts of the city, across ethnicities, and

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Sobremesa Supper Club: fine art food community

By Sandra Treviño Extra! t was once written that food had replaced art as high culture. Chef Gabriel Moya, along with childhood friends Efren Candelaria, Felipe Cabrera and Mayra Estrella, believe differently. The urban culinary rebels have created their own take on culture, one that revolves not only around food but also around music, art

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Spaniard father and his 7-year-old son will compete again in Chicago Triathlon

By Elizabeth Pederson Extra News The Chicago 2014 Lifetime Kids Triathlon, one of the largest triathlons in the world, along with the Chicago Triathlon will take place on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24 respectively. Thousands of children participate in this annual event, which allows young kids from across the nation to take part in an

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